‘A Little Gift’ from ‘ATT’

December 16th, 2021

A TINA.org employee who is an AT&T customer got this text over the weekend:

The employee had received texts from AT&T before, specifically regarding approaching limits on high-speed data usage. However, those texts began with “AT&T Free Msg,” not with “ATT Free Msg,” and were from a different number. You know where this is going.

Here’s what appeared when the TINA.org employee clicked the link:

Clicking “Show Details” provided further explanation for the warning:

Warnings are shown for websites that have been reported as deceptive. Deceptive websites try to trick you into believing they are legitimate websites you trust.

That was all the TINA.org employee needed to read. Be wary of messages from numbers you don’t recognize offering gifts.

Find more of our coverage on spam texts here.

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